Topic: Theoretical Lens Application
Written paper 3 – 4 pages
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Apply at least one theoretical lens outlined in your readings for this week to analyze and describe the culture of a media organization (For example, you may use Schein’s three levels of culture to describe the artifacts, values, and underlying assumptions that define the culture of the organization.)
APA formatting, proper in-text citations, and references are required for your initial post.
In this thought provoking video, Catherine Courage explores the relationship between creativity and organization culture.
Catherine Courage: Igniting creativity to transform corporate culture (13:49)
This chapter explains organizational culture which refers to the combination of shared meanings, beliefs, assumptions, understanding, norms, values, and knowledge between the members of an organization. More specifically, it explores definitions, historical evolution of the notion of culture in organization theory and highlight the contributions of seminal authors including (but not limited to) Edgar Schein and Geert Hofstede.
Hatch, M. J. (2018). Organization theory: Modern, symbolic, and postmodern perspectives.4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Chapter 6: Organizational Culture
This chapter explores organizations as cultures and highlights the phenomena of social construction and shared realities.
Morgan, G. (2006). Images of organization(Updated ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Chapter 5: Creating Social Reality: Organizations as Cultures